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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 5, 2019 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: My new project that is not going to happen

I am going through early 86, and I just can't see spending a bunch of time reviewing shows that no one is that interested in . I mean If you thought early 79 was a weak period ... I might add that the Mardi Gras shows are fun (Neville Brothers) , and the 2/11 show is pretty darn good .
For the intrepid, I really like the Darby/Keo 24 bit AUDs of these shows . There are vids of these show . Hard for me to look at poor Jerry when he is so sad looking .
https://archive.org/details/gd1986-02-11.Senn421.Darby.119363.Flac2448


Happy New Year folks

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 5, 2019 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Hampton 86 was strong.
I was their for the weekend but this is the show I missed
A rare ROADRUNNER opener with Weir singing lead vocals.
A long jammy Bird Song
They teased the Lazy Lightning so hard with the SUPPLICATION jam until Weir started singing LET IT GROW which forced the band to shift gears in a hurry.
Uncle John's to open Second Set.
I will have to check out these CALi shows you reference assuming I make it thru Europe 72.
"Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune"

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 5, 2019 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

It might be interesting to see if you find any hidden gems. Second night at Hampton was meh until of course, they pulled out Box of Rain. Then the second set was just ok as well.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 5, 2019 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Ok, I'll mention anything good/interesting .

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 5, 2019 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Yeah, I mean, there's GOT to be SOMETHING hidden in there. But I agree, it was not a stellar year for obvious reasons.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 9, 2019 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Oh come on now....

If I can suffer through 1984, you can certainly muster up the energy to slog through 1986?

That said, I would offer that taking 16 months to do so, and methodically writing up observations of EVERY SINGLE SHOW is not a good investment of time and energy respired oxygen.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 9, 2019 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

My M.O. is to jump around in my Dead listening . Usually do a tour and the odd lot shows to round it out . For instance I ham just doing the Oakland shows, and the first tour in 86 , Feb 8-April 4 .With the 79 stuff I went a little longer to get all the K&D shows . I appreciate the work and perseverance that went into your 84 expedition . Gave an interesting overview of a neglected year not possible otherwise .

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 10, 2019 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Even in a "down" year, there are usually just enough quality performances to keep you going. Usually.

Kind of like golf. You can really suck and be ready to give up on the whole damn, overpriced endeavour; but then you hit that "one" shot and suddenly you are once again throwing good money after bad, convinced that the next great shot is coming around the corner.

Tiger Woods may be a little like Jerry. Once the hands-down best, he then suffered some physical set-backs and struggled to regain his old form, but despite that people still crowd the course hoping to seem him hit some of those same old shots, even though we're pretty sure that will never happen. Hmmmm....wonder if he likes Twinkies?

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-01-10 16:00:05

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 7, 2019 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Don't. Do something joyful. :)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 7, 2019 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Hahahaahah !

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 7, 2019 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My new project that is not going to happen

Try this one.

https://youtu.be/Z0SRvHfVRgw

Not the greatest show or the best video, but Jerry is quite happy and very animated throughout.

I was at the 3 Hampton shows, the first night in Philly, the first night in Providence, both Hartford shows and those Greek shows. Had tickets to the '86 Ventura shows...first night in Hampton was my fav start to finish of that bunch, but Box of Rain on the 20th was far and away the best thing I witnessed post 10/17/83.